Joyce Chester

Joyce Chester Joyce Chester Region 1, term expires December 2025

Joyce holds a B.A. degree in Organizational Dynamics from Immaculata University and a Masters Certification in Non-Profit Executive Leadership from Bryn Mawr University of Social Work and Social Research. She is also a graduate of Leadership, Inc.

Joyce is President and CEO of Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Inc., a local non-profit entity that provides adult literacy and employment training to disadvantaged Chester County residents. Her work experience is diverse with 20 years of corporate experience at Colonial Penn Insurance Company and National Liberty Insurance and Marketing Companies, and more than 20 years in non-profit businesses. In addition, she has 10 years of entrepreneurial advertising experience for clients that included National Liberty, MBNA, Cigna, and Chester County Hospital.

Joyce serves as a member of the Chester County Workforce Development Board, Chair of the Addressing Barriers Committee, Chester County PA CareerLink Advisory Board, executive board member of the Black Women of Chester County in Action, member of Greater West Chester Sunrise Rotary Club, vice convener of the OIC of America Executive Director’s Association, membership chair of PA Association of Continuing Education, member of Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, member of the West Chester Chapter of NAACP, and member of Phoenixville Social Concerns Committee. 

A single parent, Joyce’s two sons are products of West Chester Area School District; Her older son has achieved his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Widener University, and her younger son completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration, magna cum laude, from West Chester University of PA. Her grandson, an honor student, graduated from Henderson in 2021 and is attending West Chester University.

Joyce Chester has served on the WCASD school board since 2014.  She chairs the Pupil Services Committee and serves on the Education Committee.  In addition, she has served on other ad hoc committees and district initiatives.